Gov. Asa Hutchinson referred to two Republican presidents in his speech at the Reagan Library in California Wednesday, but only one of them by name.

The one he named was, naturally, former President Ronald Reagan, whom Hutchinson said inspired him to become a conservative at age 13 when he watched him speak on a black-and-white TV with a “rabbit ears” antenna.

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